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representative for jason wu. can you tell me about the gown? and tell me -- hi, it's alina cho from cnn. okay. she's sending me a description of the gown right now, but it is jason wu. this is -- anderson, i have to tell you, i'm shocked. this is remarkable. that four years later, she would choose jason wu again. she looked radiant in that red gown. i have been speaking, as you might imagine, to many designers about this. and what is interesting is actually when i was putting my piece together and talking about the process of selecting the gown, i, of course, naturally reached out to jason wu personally and to his representatives. and i was told in no uncertain terms that this time around, jason actually didn't want to speak about the process and what it has meant to him. and so i guess now we know why. it is an extraordinary decision on the first lady's part. a little surprising, i have to say, but as also, the first lady does look beautiful. and i have to say, as a woman who has bangs, i like the new haircut as well. >> you did interview jason recently. and my understanding is that the firs
wore a jason wu dress as she did four years ago? >> i was gobsmacked. she has a tendency to spread the love around. one of the things that is distinctive about her is that she hasn't settled in with one designer and become associated with one brand. what she did for him was really quite extraordinary. she elevated him from near anonymity into a household name. in some ways, i think it was a bit of a safer choice because there is so much pressure on an inaugural gown to be this extraordinarily symbolic dress. i think she felt comfortable going back to someone who had done right by her. >> earlier in the day she had worn a dress and a coat by thom browne and has probably changed the arc of his career. >> if i was gobsmacked by jason wu, i was stunned by browne. he really comes from the men's wear part of the business. the stuff that he puts on the runway is incredibly high concept. it is out there. >> fashion forward as they say. >> out there. >> out there. >> that's the technical term for it. the fact that she could, or her emissary could decipher that and find the real clothes in t
's back. >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we're in the beginning of the second term, jason wu's second term. over the pan of 18 minutes, president obama made his vision of his second term crystal clear, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speech. >> reporter: it really was according to those who got a chance to witness the speech. the president delivering his remarks in a much more different climate than he faced four years ago when you had two wars, there was the economic crisis. this time, the president laid out a progressive agenda for the next four years. and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president obama, part campaign speech, part lecture, a confident president obama appeared comfortable in his skin. >> my fellow americans, we're made
ruby red gown by jason wu. this was the ball for the military. >> i have no greater honor than being your commander in chief. >> reporter: it had been an obama family day, malia and sasha, dad and mom. as america paid tribute. an inaugural parade that showed off the nation's talent and diversity. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> reporter: the president's ceremonial swearing-in, witnessed by as many as a million people. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> reporter: mr. obama urged cooperation, rare now in washington, to cut health care costs and the deficit. >> but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. >> reporter: we can make progress, he said, on immigration, gay rights, climate change and school safety. a night to remember for the obamas and for the nation that re-elected the president. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama never used the words "democrat" or "republican" in his second in
term. mrs. obama revealing she had chosen jason wu yet again to design the inaugural gown. next, the inaugural ball, where 30,000 people expected to attend. this inaugural ball follows on a tradition started in 2009 to open up these events to every-day americans. a ticket cost as little as $60 and got people an amazing lineup to entertainers ♪ obama on fire >> reporter: alisha keys tweaked a rendition of her famous song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ >> reporter: and stevie wonder rocked down the house, while jamie fox serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you ♪ >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. >> i'm here with mena, whippers of multiple grammies and latin grammys, amlex, you have supported president obama. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you think that happened? >> it's very easy. obama and the democrats had the best option for the latinos. immigration reform on the table. the dream act. latino -- the latinos here in the united states are so powerful, and their voice needs to be heard. they need to be
the majesty of our democracy. >> he also danced with a staff sergeant. the first lady wore jason wu. the events were scaled back, but the celebration was not. the highlight of the day came hours earlier just before noon the president hut his hand on bible -- put his hand on bibles owned by martin luther king and abraham lincoln. >> he spoke about eclusion, cooperation, and hope. >> as he was leaving the capitol steps, the president paused to take in the spec spectacle. he said i'll never see this again. >> in case you're wondering the 3 words that he uttered, gay, making history today by mentioning gays. as we went on throughout washington d.c., we had an opportunity to meet with a class that came here from oakland, 46 students who had -- many of them who had never been out of oakland in their lives getting the opportunity to witness history in -- when obama was sworn in today. >> for any eighth grader, it's the opportunity of a lifetime. a trip to washington d.c. to see the president imagurated. >> kind of like a wright of passage. >> at this school, it was practically unheard of.
and first lady stole the spotlight. mrs. obama, stunning in a ruby gown by jason wu. the couple serenaded by jennifer hudson. the inaugural balls capped off a day of pomp, featuring plenty of music. ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: a parade. and a public swearing-in at the capitol. now, it's back to work for mr. obama, who in his inaugural address, said he would push an aggressive agenda. the president spoke directly to the goals of the more diverse and more social coalition that re-elected him. for the first time in an inaugural speech, explicitly mentioning gay rights. >> if we are truly created equal, the love we give one another must be equal, as well. >> reporter: he spoke about climate change, equal pay for women and immigration reform. >> our journey is not complete until we find a way to welcome the thriving, hopeful immigrants who see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president paused during many of the day's special moments, seeming to take it all in, knowing this would be his last inauguration. some republicans thought president obama's speech was too
apareció con el hermoso vestido de chiffon blanco diseñado por jason wu, de la noche a la mañana este joven diseñador de origen chino saltó a la fama... a partir de ese momento ha diseñado para la cadena de tiendas target, una línea de velas y hasta muebles... es por eso que la industria de la moda ha estado a la expectativa por saber quién vestirá a la primera dama en el memorable baile inaugural oficial... se estima que alrededor de 20 diseñadores, la mayoría radicados en new york aplicaron por crear este importante vestido, y de los veinte solo dos fueron pre-seleccionados. .. desde el día de acción de gracias, muestras de vestidos, patrones, ideas y diseños han estado viajando ída y vuelta de new york a washington dc en búsqueda de ese vestido perfecto que se ajuste al gusto de la señora obama... finalmente el diseño escogido fue un elegante vestido rojo rubí, de chiffon con toques de terciopelo, estilo halter que dejó sus hombros al descubierto... ¿quieren saber quién fue el diseñador? michelle obama nuevamente escogió al joven diseñador de origen chino jason wu.
by jason wu. but the celebration was not as grand as 2009 which saw the president and first lady attend ten balls. >> now that the parties are over the work on president obama's second term begins. susan mcginnis with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. yes, item number one is the debt limit. we learned on monday that the house will vote tomorrow on raising the debt ceiling for a period of three months, and the republicans have made a big concession. they had their dance and took a moment to savor the scene. now it's time to get back to work. in his inaugural speech, the president called on both parties not to let politics get in the way of governing. >> we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. we must act knowing that today's victories will be only partial. >> reporter: so republicans are offering a compromise on the debt ceiling. house gop members are backing off a requirement to cut $1 of spending for every dollar the debt ceiling has raised. it's a move the president has demanded. >> i do believe it is a recognition of
for the fashion industry. >> i know you were a big fan of what she wore at the first inaugural ball, the jason wu dress. what would you like to see her wear tonight? what do you expect she'll wear tonight? it's top secret, of course. >> well, she told me, but i'm not telling anyone. i'm kidding, of course. one of the things i loved about the jason wu dress was not even so much the design of it, but what it represented. i just thought the choice of this young immigrant designer with his own business, who wasn't a big advertiser, who wasn't from this giant corporate structure just spoke volumes about what the american fashion industry has welcome, the kind of business, businesses that are born there and that have been nurtured by the industry. i mean, it sort of showed to the american public that when we talk about small business owners, that the fashion industry counts in that category as well. and i think a lot of people sort of dismiss it as the sort of glammy, you know, smoke and mirrors kind of world. >> so if we're not talking about michelle obama's fashions, we're going to be talking about h
first lady michelle obama walked out on stage in that memorable white gown by jason wu, overnight the designer became a household name. take me back. >> it's me! >> reporter: so who will be the lucky one four years later? >> it is brilliant what she's done in keeping a secret, i have to say, because in the previous administrations while there's always interest in what the first lady wore, there was never this kind of red carpet moment. >> reporter: sources close to the process say what started out as a 20-designer field for the gown whittled down to two. two designers who have a shot at worldwide game. so who are they? likely a new york-based designer and quite possibly one emerging versus established. around thanksgiving, designers submit sketches. garments are made, fittings and more fittings. the gowns are sut shuttled back and forth between new york and d.c. and because these designers don't have direct access to the first lady, they have mannequins made in her likeness that live in the studios. >> some people would compare it to dressing anne hathaway but i would say every ce
in that stunning red gown. >> beautiful red gown getting rave reviews. the designer is jason wu. this is what they call a three-peat. he did the gown at the 2009 inaugural. he will join us live exclusively in a few moments. >> we'll have more highlights from that historical day, including how president obama is using his inaugural address as a call to action for a second term. >>> also ahead, what do you think about co-workers who show up even though they are sick? >> i don't do it that often. >> it's actually a serious story. sometimes people don't have a choice. sometimes they aren't paid for their sick days, so they have to go to work or don't get paid. so we're talking about more efforts to make sick pay mandatory. >>> and rare interviews with prince harry in afghanistan that are getting a lot of attention. he talks rather candidly and openly about opening fire on the taliban. that much talked about trip to vegas and the duchess' pregnancy. we'll hear from the prince coming up. >>> also, scary video as you've seen. the high school wrestler taking his position on the mat when a huge spotli
. it was jason wu. she chose him as her designer last time around. >> unbelievable. >> very unusual to make the second choice. >> very young. >> he's 30. >> 26 the fit time. i had to check his bio again. are you serious, he's only 30. >> but he is. >> he's got a lot more to accomplish. >> there's nobody in this business who knows more about fashion than you. it's amazing. this girl hears a name and she can rattle off the bio of the designer. >> i spoke to him on cnn an hour ago. ashleigh, the one thing he talked about that was interesting was what was so striking about the goun, the color. the ruby red is what he likes to call it. mixture of chiffon and velvet. he says the reason why he chose that color, because sometimes a design does begin with that, right, was because he felt after four years of watching the first lady and her style and how she's evolved, that the country, not just her, but the country was ready for a confident first lady. >> i never get it. red is that much of a statement. >> it is. i have to tell you, that's a look at the actual sketch that jason wu did of the gown. an
. >> my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: in a dress designed by jason wu the first lady dazzled at the commander in chief's ball. ♪ i'm so in love with you ♪ >> reporter: where she took the first dance with her husband as jennifer hudson sang. early president obama told the ball goers why the day was remark remarkable. >> today we experience the majesty of our democracy, a ritual only possible in a form of government that is of and by and for the people. >> reporter: in his inaugural address he intends to operate more boldly in his second term. he put aside calls for bipartisanship and sent republicans a message, the election was an affirmation of his view of government. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not zap our initiative. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> reporter: and as the white house and republicans prepare to debate ways to cut the deficit, he was adam ant. >> we reject t
in a ruby red gown by jason wu. this was the ball for the military. >> i have no greater honor than being your commander in chief. >> reporter: it had been an obama family day. malia and sasha, dad and mom. as america paid tribute. an inaugural parade that showed off the nation's talent and diversity. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: the presidential's ceremonial swearing-in witnessed by as many as 1 million people. >> congratulations, mr. obama. >> reporter: mr. obama urged cooperation, rare now in washington, to cut health care costs and the deficit. >> but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will buildi its future. >> reporter: we can make progress, he said, on immigration, gay rights, climate change and school safety. a night to remember for the obamas and for the nation that re-elected the president. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama never used the words "democrat" or "republican" in his second inaugural address, but his pol
wearing a jason wu gown once again dancing with a marine gunnery sergeant. there were four balls. four years ago there were 10. the events were scaled back, but the celebration was not. the highlight of the day came hours earlier just before noon. the president put his hand on bibles owned by president lincoln and by doctor martin luther king, jr. and recited the oath of office. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: standing before the crowd of hundreds of thousands, president obama spoke about inclusion, cooperation and hope. >> you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape the debates of our time, not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideas. >> reporter: as he was leaving the capitol steps the president paused to take in the spectacle. i'll never see this again he said before continuing to the parade. the obamas walked part of the route to the white house, then took their place in the reviewing stand. president obama talked about gu
. and the first lady, stunning in a ruby red jason wu gown. and like four years ago, the obamas turned to a who's who of popular performers. this is the hottest ticket in all of washington. we've got one. let's check out this party. from alicia keys, who put a presidential twist on her hit song. ♪ obama's on fire >> reporter: to other a-listers, like brad paisley and stevie wonder. ♪ very superstitious >> reporter: so what's the review on the first lady's dress? >> amazing. beautiful. >> reporter: this year, instead of ten balls, just two. in one room, more than 30,000 people dancing the night away, from sea to shining sea, of sequins. in another, the party went on military style, at the commander in chief's ball. >> you all dress up pretty nice. >> reporter: the glitz and glamour overnight capped off a full day of pomp and pageant -- pageantry, with kelly clarkson belting out patriotism on the capitol steps. later tweeting out this picture from backstage. meeting the woman who would cap the inauguration with this. ♪ of the brave the brave ♪ >> reporter: pretty powerful moment. and it w
, a dashing dress by designer jason wu. we'll talk to him live later this hour. >>> arctic blast, dangerously cold air plunging south, bringing with it heavy snow and bone-chilling winds. this deadly 86-car pile-up, a scene of absolute chaos. >>> combat ready, prince harry on the front lines in afghanistan. >> our job is make sure the guys are safe on the ground. if it means shooting someone who is shooting at them, that will do it. >> gunning down taliban insurgents, plus -- >>> remember this, asteroids on atari, a video game original and all of its low definition, muted audio splendor. this morning, word that it may be game over for the arcade pioneer. >>> and heads up, a high school wrestler pinned under a ceiling light. amazingly the kid is all right. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. depending on what side of the aisle you're on, you probably either loved the president's inaugural address or you absolutely hated it. for all the people who praised the 19-minute speech, just as many are criticizing it. it hit on some controversia
't know. >> jimmy chu and jason wu. chu and wu and wang. >> why do people not ask what the dudes are wearing? what suit did the president have on? no one ever asks. don't women get tired of that double standard? >> we do. what are you wearing? >> it's target. >> kmart? >> blue light special. >> we're going to have a whole lot more ahead. >> it is paula's last day, thankfully on "world news now." only kidding. we'll set aside one celebration for another coming up next. >>> "world ♪ >> good morning, everybody. we're leer in the lobby of abc news and our wall of fame here. all of abc's biggest stars. we have robin roberts, barbara walters, the captain of our ship, diane sawyer. but we all know that the crown jewel of abc news, boom, we were the first anchors to ever get our picture on the wall here. it took 21 years, but we finally made it. but the chapter comes to an end tonight. paula, it's a crazy business. things change just like that. so i want to take a few minutes to wish you all the luck in the world in your next chapter. we've had a fun year. can't believe it's been a yea
, of course, on the dress and there it is, a ruby coloured chiffon and velvet dress designed by jason wu which was a bit of a surprise to fashion mavens. jason wu designed michelle obama's dress four years ago. there was some thinking it might go to another designer. and from large families trekking miles to witness history, to spirited entrepreneurs selling inaugural wears people braved the cold to taend the president's second inauguration in person. late today in inauguration official said the turnout was higher than estimated earlier. more than 800,000 and possibly as many as one million people. ray suarez wand there and he was our story. >> suarez: the crowd was eventually enormous. >> suarez: the crowd was eventually enormous. but there was no pushing, no shouting. people had the rest of a long morning to take their places on the national mall. >> programs! suarez: hawkers were selling, well, a little bit of everything. there were crowd control barriers and plenty of security but more last-minute directions. please and thank you than cross words. the mood overall was friendly, relaxed, ha
it will be a bit more subdued from last time. >> that was a jason wu dress. >> it was the white jason wu dress. >> many designers people didn't know. do you think that's something she takes into account, that ability she has to give somebody a name? is she trying to spread the wealth a little bit to other designers? >> yeah. i think she's very smart in that she hasn't attached her name to one particular design house. and she has also, i think, recognized that the fashion industry is not just about the giant corporations. it's about small business owners. it's about female entrepreneurs. it's about young, immigrant entrepreneurs. and that really comes through on her choices. >> she does seem to try to do a mix of the everyday designers that any of us could have access to, and some of the higher end ones as well. >> absolutely. >> it's always good to have you here. thank you so much. >> my pleasure. >>> coming up next, small town letter that made a big impression on president obama. what he wrote back right after this. miss, this seat's available. (sighs) this is too good to be true. hi. john st
? in 2009, her one shouldered white chiffon ball gown made designer jason wu a household name. >> when she wore his gown, apparently his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the top designers to sketch their vision. leila rose scott, a delicate lavender gown and tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and american designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps, ruffling fingers when she wore alexander mcqueen to a state dinner and a cardigan to meet the queen. but the first lady takes it all in stride. even after she becomes a fashion icon for the ages, capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes, telling our own robin roberts -- >> it's hard. i'm a tomboy jock at heart but i like to look nice. >> reporter: tonya rivero in new york. >> i like the bangs. >> i do not. >> i like them, rob. it's a nice look, i think. and she's such a trendsetter. now bangs will be on trend. >> exactly. and the thing i like about the last time around, sh
at these incredible pictures of her wearing that jason wu gown from the first inauguration. >> of course. >> night here in '09. what about her ball gown designer? any ideas on who she might be wearing this time around? >> well, you know, she made such a statement with that gown. i mean, to wear white certainly at that time of year, the bear shoulders. it was startling and, of course, put jason wu on the map. and -- but the economy, we've had a tough four years. and she's known for wearing her fashions over and over again. i wonder whether she'll make a fashion statement and wear a dress she's already worn. >> now that would be a big statement because she certainly hasn't been afraid to do that before. >> exactly. >> let me ask you about something from back from 2008. she wore this lemongrass-colored outfit designed by a cuban american designer actually, isabelle toledo. was that a good choice do you think? is that a good dress for her? >> you know, it was funny because a lot of people had a lot to say about there particular outfit. you know, it was her first term as first lady, as well. and you're
game changer for a designer. last night, the biggest prize as we all know went to jason wu, the designer of mrs. obama's inaugural gown. sound familiar? today, the fashion world got some more eye candy. more pictures of the first lady looking fabulous. think the inaugural fashion parade is over? think again. at the national prayer service, first lady michelle obama, hair back, bangs still on full display, wore a custom ivory wool dress and matching coat by a designer who was also in the running for the gown. that top honor as the world now knows went to jason wu, proving lightning does strike twice. >> the second she came out, everyone just let out the biggest scream. the whole entire studio. it was amazing. the energy was amazing. >> you had a little problem with the computer, didn't you? it was buffering at the moment. >> of course, at the moment she was about to come out. i was like no, this cannot be. >> reporter: wu skyrocketed to fame four years ago when the first lady wore his white gown to the first inaugural. that dress now sits in the smithsonian. this time, as he
took to the dance floor at the inaugural balls last night in a red jason wu dress. it is a big accomplishment for the designer who also made her gown four years ago. it is the first time since nancy reagan that a first lady chose the same designer for both inaugurations. the shimmery ruby halter gown was sleeveless showcasing her famous biceps. "usa today" reports jason wu's web site crashed after people started looking for the dress. >> bill: she looked fabulous last night and also during the inaugural ceremony. >> a baltimore ravens player let it out about how he really feels about the new england patriots after beating them in the afc championship. yahoo news was in the locker room when linebacker thugs went on a profanity laced tirade telling them to have fun at the pro bowl, arrogant fs. he went on to say they're the most arrogant ps in the world starting with belichick -- >> that could mean a lot of different things. >> i'm not sure i can say it. >> bill: people. >> that's it. and what that is somewhat -- now when he went after belichick it was somewhat warranted he refus
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